Looking back, looking forwards... Review of 2014, forecasts for 2015

Looking back, looking forwards… Review of 2014, forecasts for 2015

The title photo sums up much of what we try to achieve – to present to visitors a real sense of the past in tangible…

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Pit Pony Stables open for business!

Pit Pony Stables open for business!

Although the museum site has been covered in mist for the past few days our Old King Coal celebrations and the opening of the Pony…

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Pit Pony Stables almost complete!

Pit Pony Stables almost complete!

The Pit Pony Stable project is now nearing completion, ready for its grand opening on 29th March. Over the past few weeks the building has…

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Transport & industry News Update - Pre Season 2014...

Transport & industry News Update – Pre Season 2014…

Here is a smattering of news from the Transport & Industry department at Beamish.  The main focus at the moment is getting ready for the…

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The tub track installed, work has now started to lay the cobbled surface of the Stable Yard

Pit Pony Stables on track

As reported in the last Pit Pony Stables update work is now progressing with tub track in the stable yard. Tracks such as these provided a…

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Colliery Stables Update

Colliery Stables Update

Completion of the stables is getting closer which, given the weather, the ponies will be glad of. Shaun has been busy in the joiners shop…

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News from the Colliery

News from the Colliery

A lot of joinery work has been going on in the Colliery over the last few weeks. Not only in the Stables but also Hetton…

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The origional stables at Rickless Drift

News from the Colliery Stables

Helped by the recent dry weather work on the stable roof has moved along very quickly. In fact, it seems we have got the roof…

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News from the Stables

News from the Stables

Our building team have been busily working away with the Stable building, which is starting to take shape nicely. The brick work of the front…

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Colliery Stables begin to grow

Colliery Stables begin to grow

  The Colliery stable are beginning to take shape as the brick work continues to rapidly rise . As mentioned in earlier posts, the building…

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Colliery Stables update

Colliery Stables update

Just a brief updated on the Colliery Stables. Work began this week on the floor of the building. As the stables we are copying has…

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Durham's last surviving pit pony was Pip. He retired to Beamish from Sacriston Colliery in 1985 and lived to the ripe old age of 35. Pip died in 2009

News from the Colliery Stables…

In a bit of a change, of author and subject, I will be looking at some of the other work going on in the Transport…

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